Weber, Marcel (2005) Indeterminism in Neurobiology. [Preprint]
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I examine different arguments that could be used to establish indeterminism of neurological processes. Even though scenarios where single events at the molecular level make the difference in the outcome of such processes are realistic, this falls short of establishing indeterminism, because it is not clear that these molecular events are subject to quantum mechanical uncertainty. Furthermore, attempts to argue for indeterminism autonomously (i.e., independently of quantum mechanics) fail, because both deterministic and indeterministic models can account for the empirically observed behavior of ion channels.
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|Additional Information:||This is the final version as it will appear in the PSA 2004 proceedings volume.|
|Keywords:||Philosophy of biology, neurobiology, indeterminism|
|Subjects:||Specific Sciences > Biology|
|Depositing User:||Marcel Weber|
|Date Deposited:||15 Jan 2005|
|Last Modified:||07 Oct 2010 11:13|
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